Fantasy NASCAR Picks for STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville

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Fantasy NASCAR Picks for STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville
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This week the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Martinsville, Virginia for the STP Gas Booster 500.

The series took a week off for Easter and will not have another week off until the end of July. Many of the drivers will compete in the Sprint All-Star Race in May, which is a non-points race.

Martinsville is a good racetrack for fantasy NASCAR players to gain ground on the competition. Most drivers are either very good on the short paperclip-shaped racetrack or they struggle throughout the race. The key will be to load your team with the drivers who have a history of finishing up front at Martinsville.

The strategy for the Fantasy Live will be the same as Bristol. Select drivers who will start up front and have the chance to lead many laps. Track position is very important at Martinsville and your drivers will score one point for every two laps they lead. The winning driver has a history of leading over 100 laps in the race. That could mean a huge score for your Fantasy Live team.

Unlike the Fantasy Live game where fantasy players have until the drop of the green flag to select their team, people playing the Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing game must have their lineups selected early on Friday morning. The first practice and qualifying will begin after your team has been selected, so players will not have any data to use when selecting their team. Have no fear, I can help.

Here are my picks for the Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing game…

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